I have a dim recollection that this question has been asked before,
but I have not been able to find the answer. So please excuse me if
this goes over old ground.
I have prepared a fairly complex table (using \starttables) that has
notes to various entries. What I should like is to
• mark the notes with the letters, a, b, c,...
• put the notes immediately beneath the table caption (in single
column text) and to keep the notes with the table, and
• maintain the proper sequence of numbered footnotes in the
Any suggestions or pointers to previous discussions will be gratefully
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